A distinguished legacy of pioneering advances

Rooted in some of the most important historic milestones in biological science, Merial has always been a true innovator in the field of animal health. Explore our history of firsts.

New for the sake of new isn't good enough

An animal health innovation needs to answer tough questions: Why do we need this new idea? What value does it create? How can it make farmers' lives easier, or bring greater peace of mind to pet owners? Innovation drives every aspect of Merial's work - hand-in-hand with thoughtful scrutiny about its real-world application.

R & D

Our scientists are excited by new discoveries—but more importantly, they're committed to finding creative ways to develop those concepts into benefits-driven animal health care solutions.

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Manufacturing

Manufacturing is how an innovative product idea becomes a reality. To that end, Merial's global production network is equipped to support our organization and meet market needs, all over the world.

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Partnering

We know what we don't know. And sometimes a collaboration is the best way to move a great idea forward. Some of our best work has emerged by partnering with others outside Merial, and it's a strategy we continue to pursue.

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Non-adjuvanted cat vaccines

Research in veterinary medicine discovered that some domestic cats may have intense local reactions1 to adjuvants, the substances often added to vaccines to boost their efficacy. A solution seemed clear: create adjuvant-free vaccines. Easier said than done! But after rigorous investigation and experimentation, Merial R&D succeeded. We now hold the industry's only complete line of non-adjuvanted feline vaccines.

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Advanced Technology for Protecting Chickens

Sometimes a vaccine's design needs to be carefully calibrated to the workings of an animal's immune system. Baby chickens, for instance, inherit key disease-fighting antibodies from their mothers that start to dissipate soon after birth—but when still present can interfere with vaccine efficacy. Merial's advanced vector vaccines are designed to provide protection for the chick regardless of maternal antibody levels.

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A Tastier Way to Fight Fleas & Ticks

The challenge: Put a powerful flea and tick fighting medicine into a form no dog could resist. Merial's multi-disciplinary team rose to meet it, developing an irresistible flavor and ramping up new production techniques for a product containing the novel molecule afoxolaner. The result: NexGard® (afoxolaner), the first monthly flea and tick product for dogs in a tasty beef-flavored chew.

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Simpler Solutions for Healthier Herds

In the cattle industry, internal parasites are a top concern, and Merial is a long-time provider of effective solutions. But we still keep looking for ways to make the cattle producer's job easier.

A good example: our unique Theraphase™ Technology, used in our LONGRANGE® (eprinomectin) parasiticide. It allows for multiple, timed releases of the anti-parasitic once it's in the cow's bloodstream, so fewer doses are needed—equaling less work for the producer, and less stress on the animal.

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